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YO! Just lettin' ya know that this event occurred in the past. So don't go planning your day around this one.

WHEN

Sat May 30 2009 11 AM - Whenever

WHERE

The Eastbound lane of I-80 across the Mississippi River is closed to traffic. If coming East on I-80, take I-74 exit and head South. After crossing the Mississippi, take the Illinois 92E exit. Drive East on 92 until you see Hwy 84. Turn left and drive to Rapid City. The campsites will be after you pass through Hampton. Bar has a small parking lot so find a place elsewhere to park. If camping, leave vehicle and ride in from there.
Rapid City,, IL

WHO

Team MelonHead

Recap/Results

The weather was perfect and the support from all the other teams
was great, campsites outstanding.

The Friday night ride will be a great addition to next year''s
MelonHead Mississippi Trail Ride. We also will work with Shannon''s
to book the same band.

What a great weekend!

Description

Party Ride

Distance - 40 miles.

This is the MelonHead's Annual Mississippi Trail Ride. A beautiful and paved trail that follows the river. There are stops about every five miles along the route. The trail parallels Illinois Hwy 84 for most of its route. However; coming out of Moline it passes through Ben Butterworth Parkway. This winding path through the park offers and unparalleled view of the Mississippi River and the Quad Cities area. Check out Ride Report from previous year's ride: http://homepage.mac.com/hammermelon/2007Rides/PhotoAlb um75.html

Route

Ride begins in Rapid City and heads downstream stopping first at Shannon's in Hampton, then onto Moline (Bad Boy’z). We then reverse course and head back upstream towards Rapid City and onto the beautiful river town of Port Byron (Duey's Corner), From there onto Cordova. We are told the Old Shamrock Bar is out of business, but we are looking for another spot. Then back to Port Byron (this time the Peacock Bar) before heading back to Rapid City or maybe Hampton. The ride is on a paved trail and follows the Mississippi River. Click on link below for route map: http://files.me.com/hammermelon/cur3lo The stops are at most about 7 miles apart so their is no need to carry trail provisions, unless you must. Camping is available (click on flyer below). In fact; the trails pass directly through the campsites. If you prefer more refined lodging accommodations; there are motels directly across the river from Rapid City in the town of Le Claire (Google for info). There is also a B & B in Port Byron. Basically we are starting in the middle and riding both ways. This make access to I-80 very easy for those coming in from elsewhere.

Venue

The Eastbound lane of I-80 across the Mississippi River is closed to traffic. If coming East on I-80, take I-74 exit and head South. After crossing the Mississippi, take the Illinois 92E exit. Drive East on 92 until you see Hwy 84. Turn left and drive to Rapid City. The campsites will be after you pass through Hampton. Bar has a small parking lot so find a place elsewhere to park. If camping, leave vehicle and ride in from there.

1802 N 2nd Ave,
Rapid City,, IL 61278
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Registration

No Registration. You're just riding the trail. Just show up.

Contact

thammer@machlink.com

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